I am a sixteen years old horse lover.
Four years ago, my mom and dad bought me the dream of my life: an
endurance Arabian gelding named "Styyx." During study hall at school
(don't tell my parents), I found Styyx for sale on the Arabian horse
website. I thought he sounded like the perfect horse for me.
He was. For my twelfth birthday present, he appeared in our new
There was just one problem: Styyx has unusually high withers. No
saddle would fit him: neither my mom's English saddle; nor, as it
turned out, any other saddle I've tried.
Until I put a Boz saddle on his back.
Styyx's previous owner is an experienced endurance rider. She told me
I HAD to order a Boz saddle. She was right. I really enjoyed being
able to talk to you directly, explain the high withers dilemma, and
receive in the mail a custom designed saddle for my gelding. I really
wouldn't be able to ride him (other than with a bareback pad, which
doesn't work for a 25 mile endurance ride!) without your saddle, because
anything else hurts his back. And I really appreciate all the extra
thoughtful touches, such as the gold plate with my name engraved, on the
back of the saddle.
The saddle is really comfortable, too. And my parents are much more
willing to have me go on long rides all alone, because they feel I'm
safer on your saddle than I would be on the flatter English saddles on
which I learned to ride.
In fact, my mother likes to tell the story of how her Boz saddle got her
out of a sticky situation. Having ridden up a steep mountain for
about two hours, she was stymied near the top by a huge log across the
narrow trail. Undaunted, she tied a lead rope around the middle of the
log, and secured the other end to the pommel of her Boz saddle.
Backing up her cooperative Arabian mare, she dislodge the pole from the
trail. Not something she could have done on her English saddle. . . .
So you've helped my dream come true, of owning and riding my own Arabian
Very gratefully yours,